Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

QUARTERBACKS 1999

Regular season totals, playoffs not included

Revised as of 8/28/2012

Quarterbacks are ranked according to DYAR, or Defense-adjusted Yards Above Replacement. This gives the value of the quarterback 's performance compared to replacement level, adjusted for situation and opponent and then translated into yardage. DYAR (and its cousin, YAR, which isn't adjusted based on opponent) is further explained here.

The other statistic given is DVOA, or Defense-adjusted Value Over Average. This number represents value, per play, over an average quarterback in the same game situations. The more positive the DVOA rating, the better the player's performance. Negative DVOA represents below-average offense. DVOA (and its cousin, VOA, which isn't adjusted based on opponent) is further explained here.

The simple version: DYAR means a quarterback with more total value. DVOA means a quarterback with more value per play.

Effective Yards, listed in red, translate DVOA into a yards per attempt figure. This provides an easy comparison: in general, players with more Effective Yards than standard yards played better than standard stats would otherwise indicate, while players with fewer Effective Yards than standard yards played worse than standard stats would otherwise indicate. Effective Yards are not the best way to measure total value because they are more dependent on usage than DYAR.

  • Passes total includes sacks and aborted snaps. Both count against a quarterback's value.
  • Intentional clock-stopping spikes are not counted as passes, which may cause completion rate to be different from official NFL stats.
  • Fumbles count the same whether lost to the defense or retained by the offense.
  • DPI lists the number of plays and yards where the quarterback drew Defensive Pass Interference. These plays are incorporated into DVOA and DYAR, but are not included in the totals for Passes or Yards.

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PASSING: Minimum 100 passes, 50 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
K.Warner STL 1,586 1 1,877 1 36.9% 1 45.6% 523 4,126 4,819 41 4 4 13 66.1% 9/201
P.Manning IND 1,581 2 1,604 2 34.0% 2 34.6% 548 4,021 4,974 26 1 3 14 62.3% 9/164
R.Gannon OAK 1,199 3 1,053 5 23.0% 4 18.7% 564 3,596 4,459 24 4 4 14 59.3% 9/116
B.Johnson WAS 1,074 4 1,188 3 18.7% 5 21.8% 550 3,804 4,363 24 5 6 12 61.0% 18/464
S.Beuerlein CAR 1,044 5 1,180 4 14.8% 9 18.1% 622 4,163 4,664 36 3 6 16 60.0% 6/93
E.Grbac KC 935 6 775 8 17.6% 6 12.6% 522 3,196 3,891 22 3 3 13 59.8% 5/72
J.George MIN 841 7 793 7 26.0% 3 23.8% 356 2,548 2,972 23 3 5 11 59.1% 7/106
M.Brunell JAC 731 8 795 6 12.9% 12 15.0% 472 2,859 3,444 14 5 1 9 59.1% 7/100
B.Favre GB 728 9 703 9 7.2% 16 6.5% 628 3,836 4,188 22 5 4 22 58.0% 15/332
D.Flutie BUF 667 10 540 12 9.2% 13 5.3% 505 2,989 3,547 19 1 4 14 55.3% 11/166
J.Kitna SEA 605 11 397 15 6.6% 17 0.5% 530 3,096 3,556 23 7 4 16 55.1% 9/131
S.McNair TEN 564 12 554 10 14.3% 10 13.8% 343 2,105 2,550 12 1 1 8 57.2% 6/104
G.Frerotte DET 533 13 529 13 17.0% 7 16.8% 308 1,909 2,236 9 3 0 7 62.5% 4/48
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
T.Aikman DAL 463 14 505 14 5.5% 19 6.9% 463 2,785 2,878 17 5 2 12 60.0% 9/139
R.Cunningham MIN 388 15 348 16 16.8% 8 13.9% 214 1,381 1,645 8 0 2 7 62.9% 6/118
J.Garcia SF 333 16 546 11 2.0% 23 10.4% 387 2,435 2,490 11 3 2 11 60.8% 3/17
C.Batch DET 326 17 276 20 6.5% 18 3.7% 305 1,775 1,931 13 3 1 6 56.1% 4/84
B.Griese DEN 319 18 139 29 -0.6% 27 -6.6% 483 2,774 2,873 14 10 4 14 58.8% 7/104
D.Bledsoe NE 280 19 252 24 -3.8% 30 -4.6% 593 3,622 3,441 19 1 4 21 56.7% 6/86
S.Matthews CHI 280 20 188 27 3.6% 21 -1.3% 290 1,553 1,912 10 4 2 6 60.9% 1/17
M.Tomczak PIT 269 21 256 23 4.7% 20 3.9% 273 1,515 1,733 12 1 2 7 54.1% 4/52
D.Marino MIA 259 22 282 19 -0.4% 26 0.5% 379 2,367 2,286 12 2 3 16 55.6% 4/86
N.O'Donnell TEN 247 23 303 18 8.3% 15 12.6% 206 1,309 1,362 10 2 2 5 59.5% 1/15
R.Lucas NYJ 240 24 263 22 2.3% 22 3.5% 288 1,575 1,765 14 5 1 6 59.4% 3/94
C.Chandler ATL 234 25 333 17 0.0% 25 4.6% 340 2,093 2,011 16 5 2 11 57.6% 5/64
J.Miller CHI 231 26 246 25 8.9% 14 10.1% 184 1,190 1,246 7 3 1 5 63.4% 1/23
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
K.Collins NYG 220 27 191 26 -1.4% 28 -2.7% 353 2,160 2,113 8 4 6 11 57.9% 7/130
J.Blake CIN 170 28 158 28 -4.9% 32 -5.4% 424 2,471 2,431 16 6 4 12 55.6% 6/91
J.Fiedler JAC 150 29 271 21 13.5% 11 33.2% 100 609 695 2 1 0 2 65.6% 1/29
D.Huard MIA 132 30 96 31 -1.8% 29 -4.4% 243 1,100 1,323 8 0 2 3 58.4% 0/0
S.King TB 122 31 136 30 1.8% 24 3.2% 157 797 927 7 0 3 4 61.0% 2/32
K.Graham NYG 122 32 64 32 -4.4% 31 -7.6% 298 1,523 1,623 9 3 0 9 58.8% 2/33
C.McNown CHI 94 33 -84 38 -5.4% 33 -16.3% 254 1,365 1,451 8 2 3 9 54.3% 1/3
T.Dilfer TB 37 34 41 34 -9.0% 34 -8.8% 271 1,436 1,411 11 1 5 10 60.2% 4/71
T.Graziani ATL -16 35 -70 37 -13.2% 36 -20.3% 132 652 599 2 0 3 4 53.0% 0/0
J.Harbaugh SD -22 36 7 35 -11.9% 35 -11.0% 474 2,504 2,367 10 7 3 12 57.9% 5/90
B.Hobert NO -35 37 53 33 -14.5% 37 -6.2% 170 898 808 6 1 0 5 53.5% 5/79
R.Mirer NYJ -74 38 -130 40 -17.2% 38 -21.8% 198 959 885 5 1 1 8 54.3% 4/62
B.J.Tolliver NO -119 39 -146 41 -18.0% 39 -19.6% 290 1,727 1,229 7 2 2 15 52.3% 2/49
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
T.Banks BAL -158 40 -14 36 -18.0% 40 -11.8% 353 1,950 1,629 17 5 5 8 52.8% 6/134
S.Case BAL -169 41 -107 39 -25.9% 41 -20.5% 186 872 677 3 0 1 8 45.6% 5/186
S.Stenstrom SF -213 42 -224 42 -43.1% 48 -44.8% 111 471 248 0 3 0 4 54.0% 2/21
D.Pederson PHI -250 43 -261 44 -27.2% 43 -28.0% 245 1,163 915 7 1 5 9 52.9% 3/35
E.Kramer SD -276 44 -322 46 -42.7% 47 -47.9% 148 726 330 2 0 1 10 55.3% 0/0
D.Brown ARI -315 45 -321 45 -37.9% 46 -38.5% 186 817 523 2 3 1 6 50.0% 1/24
Ak.Smith CIN -385 46 -324 47 -47.3% 49 -41.7% 173 688 336 2 3 0 6 52.6% 3/48
K.Stewart PIT -390 47 -225 43 -31.4% 45 -22.9% 297 1,327 1,029 6 2 1 10 58.4% 4/50
J.Plummer ARI -402 48 -413 48 -26.5% 42 -27.0% 407 1,961 1,562 9 3 1 22 53.0% 9/124
T.Couch CLE -478 49 -445 49 -28.4% 44 -27.3% 457 2,067 1,596 15 6 5 13 56.1% 6/114
D.McNabb PHI -629 50 -634 50 -51.6% 50 -51.9% 246 737 396 8 2 6 7 49.3% 4/88

PASSING, OTHERS: 10-99 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
R.Johnson BUF 189 224 62.2% 75.8% 35 289 464 2 0 0 0 73.5% 1/18
C.Miller DEN 141 103 15.4% 8.3% 89 470 619 2 2 0 1 56.8% 2/51
D.Kanell ATL 76 25 3.4% -6.3% 87 549 523 4 0 0 4 51.9% 0/0
T.Detmer CLE 76 84 1.6% 2.9% 95 522 582 4 0 0 2 51.6% 1/6
G.Foley SEA 71 96 21.2% 32.9% 37 249 272 2 0 1 0 60.0% 1/13
T.Tupa NYJ 30 28 30.6% 28.7% 14 135 97 2 0 1 0 54.5% 0/0
P.Justin STL 19 33 11.1% 28.3% 15 88 93 0 0 0 0 64.3% 0/0
V.Testaverde NYJ 15 15 4.5% 5.1% 15 96 95 1 0 0 1 66.7% 0/0
R.Peete WAS 8 5 -4.3% -6.6% 19 98 106 2 0 0 1 47.1% 1/12
M.Hasselbeck GB -1 -5 -13.5% -19.3% 11 32 46 1 0 0 0 30.0% 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
E.Zeier TB -31 -23 -18.8% -16.9% 60 243 284 0 0 1 1 58.2% 1/18
J.Garrett DAL -40 -29 -20.3% -17.9% 68 293 294 3 0 0 1 50.8% 1/14
K.Detmer PHI -40 -40 -34.7% -34.4% 29 171 83 3 0 0 2 35.7% 0/0
B.Brister DEN -53 -71 -46.4% -58.2% 20 87 49 0 0 0 3 60.0% 1/9
J.Germaine STL -59 -73 -55.5% -66.0% 19 113 27 1 0 1 2 56.3% 0/0
S.Walsh IND -88 -96 -119.2% -129.9% 13 47 -54 0 0 0 2 53.8% 0/0
J.Delhomme NO -160 -118 -42.0% -34.0% 82 479 200 3 0 1 5 55.3% 0/0
D.Wuerffel NO -160 -163 -58.5% -59.5% 53 159 55 0 0 0 3 45.8% 2/28
S.Young SF -166 -177 -37.6% -39.4% 93 390 279 3 1 1 4 53.6% 3/36
S.Mitchell BAL -173 -225 -57.5% -71.6% 62 206 65 1 1 0 4 42.9% 0/0

RUSHING: Minimum 8 rushes, 42 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
D.Flutie BUF 170 1 156 2 42.2% 2 37.6% 64 495 614 1 1
S.McNair TEN 160 2 158 1 32.4% 10 31.8% 59 350 635 8 1
R.Gannon OAK 111 3 104 3 52.4% 1 48.5% 34 307 384 2 1
J.Blake CIN 93 4 80 5 22.2% 15 17.2% 53 330 417 2 2
T.Couch CLE 85 5 78 6 39.6% 4 35.2% 33 286 319 1 2
M.Brunell JAC 77 6 90 4 31.0% 11 38.3% 34 216 310 1 0
J.Garcia SF 68 7 76 7 24.3% 13 28.8% 36 238 295 2 0
B.J.Tolliver NO 67 8 70 9 41.5% 3 44.1% 20 144 247 3 0
T.Dilfer TB 58 9 61 10 33.4% 9 35.0% 24 153 230 0 0
D.McNabb PHI 54 10 71 8 17.3% 17 26.1% 39 320 256 0 0
C.Batch DET 50 11 45 11 35.5% 5 30.4% 20 96 193 2 0
R.Lucas NYJ 47 12 39 14 34.0% 8 25.5% 23 164 183 1 1
D.Huard MIA 38 13 40 13 20.9% 16 22.4% 21 131 173 0 0
S.Case BAL 36 14 44 12 13.3% 20 19.1% 23 154 186 3 1
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
P.Manning IND 32 15 28 21 24.7% 12 20.4% 16 93 138 2 1
C.McNown CHI 31 16 34 16 10.7% 22 12.7% 26 163 173 0 0
B.Favre GB 31 17 37 15 11.8% 21 16.6% 25 144 167 0 0
S.Beuerlein CAR 30 18 28 20 16.0% 18 14.2% 21 127 149 2 1
C.Chandler ATL 29 19 30 17 35.0% 6 37.4% 10 58 112 1 0
B.Griese DEN 28 20 27 22 4.1% 25 3.5% 30 146 192 2 1
K.Stewart PIT 25 21 29 19 -2.3% 29 -0.6% 51 267 242 2 1
D.Brown ARI 25 22 26 23 34.2% 7 36.4% 10 53 96 0 0
J.Delhomme NO 24 23 30 18 24.3% 14 34.3% 11 72 103 2 0
Ak.Smith CIN 18 24 16 26 7.9% 24 5.4% 17 115 109 1 1
D.Bledsoe NE 18 25 17 25 0.7% 27 -0.4% 25 115 144 0 0
K.Warner STL 15 26 15 27 9.3% 23 9.3% 15 100 85 1 1
R.Cunningham MIN 15 27 17 24 15.6% 19 18.8% 9 58 74 0 0
J.Harbaugh SD 12 28 8 28 -2.3% 30 -5.8% 24 132 118 0 0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
B.Hobert NO 8 29 8 29 0.6% 28 0.5% 10 41 62 1 1
S.Young SF 8 30 6 30 3.9% 26 0.5% 9 58 52 0 0
B.Johnson WAS 3 31 0 31 -7.9% 31 -11.9% 12 42 68 2 0
T.Banks BAL -2 32 -2 33 -13.8% 32 -14.3% 19 95 72 0 1
R.Mirer NYJ -2 33 0 32 -16.0% 33 -12.7% 15 94 38 1 1
M.Tomczak PIT -3 34 -5 34 -19.3% 36 -22.5% 8 23 26 0 0
S.King TB -6 35 -9 36 -19.3% 35 -21.6% 13 44 50 0 0
J.Plummer ARI -7 36 -10 37 -16.7% 34 -18.5% 28 132 95 2 3
K.Collins NYG -11 37 -6 35 -25.4% 38 -19.9% 11 39 34 2 1
G.Frerotte DET -16 38 -14 39 -42.9% 39 -40.4% 11 37 2 0 0
K.Graham NYG -17 39 -14 38 -21.4% 37 -20.1% 29 134 91 1 1
E.Grbac KC -20 40 -22 40 -65.8% 41 -72.9% 8 24 -19 0 0
D.Pederson PHI -24 41 -31 41 -48.1% 40 -57.7% 13 54 -6 0 1
J.Kitna SEA -55 42 -60 42 -76.6% 42 -82.1% 18 69 -67 0 3